Hoffman, Kenneth Paul
January 30, 2019
Special Theory of Relativity, Einstein, Maxwell, Inertial Reference Frames, Constant Light Speed, Galliean Relativity, Michaelson, Morley, Lorentz Transformation, ether
The incorrect line of thinking that led physics down the wrong path to the Special Theory of Relativity (STR). This paper examines and challenges the logic that was used by Einstein to establish the STR and by others to defend it. The theory has been supported by most physicists through history. Unfortunately, it is based on the misinterpretation of experiments and a misunderstanding of an Inertial Reference Frame (IRF). The calculation of the constant speed of light from Maxwell's equations does not mean that light speed must be the same for one IRF observing another IRF. . Maxwell’s equations tell us that light is an inherent massless energy pulse of space itself. Space insures that light will have a velocity of ‘c’ in an observer’s IRF as long as he is not accelerating. His unverifiable constant velocity is irrelevant.